ANU 3MT People's Choice award winner, Jessica Rahman from the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science. Photo: Jamie Kidston.

ANU 3MT People's Choice award winner, Jessica Rahman from the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science. Photo: Jamie Kidston.

Why chart toppers aren’t heart stoppers

Pop songs might not be everyone’s taste. But could listening to the smooth sounds of artists like Justin Bieber be good for your health? Jessica Fagan reports on a new AI system that can track how your body and brain like to boogie and what it means for our health.  

We all have our guilty pleasures when it comes to the music we listen to – but could a bit of Justin Bieber be good for you?

The answer is yes, according to the work of PhD researcher Jessica Sharmin Rahman, who is based in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science.